How To Start Venture Investments in Africa with Small Capital

For a long time, startup investing was limited to high-net-worth people or groups who could afford $5000 or more to see a concept through to completion without losing sleep or losing their money due to the high risk associated in investing in early-stage enterprises.

It wasn’t just about losing their $5000 investment in a new company to these high-net-worth individuals; it was more about betting on companies and hoping for one that would provide enough returns to cover their losses, even if they had to invest in multiple businesses. When startup investing goes well, the return on investment usually exceeds the initial amount invested in various startups that failed.

Investing in startups can be extremely hazardous, and you may lose all of your money. This is due to the fact that only a small percentage of enterprises or startups succeed. When you invest early in a successful one, though, it pays off handsomely.

For example, Flutterwave recently completed a series D investment round and is now valued at $3 billion. For a company that began as an idea 5-6 years ago, word on the street is that its initial backers have more than tripled their investment and are on track to make even more when they decide to list on the stock market or go public, delivering tenfold returns to their initial cash.

 

Sequoia Capital is another example of a venture capitalist.

Startup financing has suddenly been accessible to the general public, rather than just the ultra-rich, thanks to platforms like GetEquity’s tokenized startup investment.

On the GetEquity platform, anyone can invest as little as $10 in any African startup of their choice.

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Here’s how it goes: The assets of Startups listed on GetEquity have been tokenized, with each token priced at $10. So, if you invest $100 in a firm, you will receive ten tokens worth of the startup.

 

If the startup’s funding round has ended, you can still get in on the action by using the GetEquity secondary market to purchase from previous investors who purchased before the current round.

Another advantage of the GetEquity secondary market is that it allows for semi-liquidity in startup investments. Initially, when someone invests in a company, they are unable to cash out because it is a long-term investment unless a trigger event occurs, such as a management repurchase, new funding round, merger and acquisition, IPO, or when the startup is sold. However, you can profit from your investment by using the GetEquity secondary market, since the system effortlessly links your selling request with a matching buy request on the platform. The caveat here is that you must locate a matching buyer or seller on the site.

 

Now that you know a bit more about what Getequity does …why not take it for a spin.

 

Visit www.getequity.Io or download the mobile app from IOS and Android stores by searching for GetEquity and fund your wallet and begin investing, you never know what tomorrow unlocks.

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